2021 Summit

Pandemics: Race, Healing, and Transformation in Higher Education

Thursday, April 8 to Friday, April 9, 2021 (virtual)
Hosted by Williams College

Register for the Summit here.

Digital program is available here.

The 2021 Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit, hosted by Williams College, will be a virtual event and will bring together participants from both liberal arts colleges and research universities.

The Creating Connections Consortium is a cross-institutional collaboration among liberal arts colleges and research universities dedicated to progressing the goals of inclusion and full participation in the academy. We are especially focused on facilitating pathways into graduate study and the professoriate for a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, and on initiating and introducing cross-institutional structures that will build and support these changes in the culture of higher education.

Nearly nine hundred undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, administrators, and staff participated in the last four Summits combined, gathering to collectively focus on diversity and innovation in the academy.

Goals for the Summit include: providing opportunities for intellectual development and communion, skill and strategy building, fostering mutual learning, and developing strong and sustainable networks between participants.

Planning Committee Members:
Dana Bozeman, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, UChicago GRAD, University of Chicago
Ethriam Cash Brammer, Asst. Dean in the Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
Noelle Chaddock, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Bates College
Celina Chatman Nelson, Assoc. Dean for Academic Diversity & Inclusion, Columbia University
Arselyne Cherry, Williams College Class of 2021
Sara Dubow, Associate Dean of the Faculty; Professor of History, Williams College
Carrie Greene, Director of Commencement and Academic Programs, Williams College
Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes, VP for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Williams College
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion;
Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion, Williams College
Rachel Hynson, Director, Creating Connections Consortium (C3)
Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, UC Berkeley
Alan Louis, Williams College Class of 2021
Ngonidzashe Munemo, Interim VP for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion;
Professor of Political Science; Chair of Global Studies, Williams College
Nicholas Patiño, Williams College Class of 2021
James Chase Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric, Middlebury College
Clinton Williams, Director of Special Academic Programs, Williams College
Safa Zaki, Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Psychology, Williams College

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